Posts Tagged ‘ NLP ’

Your words’ worth

Apr 15th, 2016 | By

There are a thousand books on body language and another thousand on how to get ahead in your career; both of them consciously or subconsciously use Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). A theory expounded by John Grinder and Richard Brandler in the ’70s, NLP describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their

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How do I find the right therapist?

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

It’s not always easy assessing the various merits of umpteen therapists, cross-referencing qualifications, experience and specialities, while also, at the apex of a panic attack, pleading with a 999 telephonist to send an ambulance as you are ‘dying’. I have tried this. The results are less than ideal. Shopping for the right psychotherapist could turn

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Being in a relationship at all times may be a bad thing

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

Have you found yourself in a relationship with somebody just to avoid being alone? Do you need to have someone constantly by your side to share your life in order to feel whole? Perhaps you’ve never heard of it, but you could be suffering from Anuptaphobia, the fear of being single, defined as a persistent,

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Altering Negative Self-Images

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

The images that we retain in our mind’s eye can fall anywhere between incredibly positive and horribly negative. Our horrible images are usually severe, exaggerated, and very negative in content. The trick is to literally reduce or shrink the negative images in size (i.e., form) and replace them with images that are grand in form

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How Chronic Stress Causes Mental Health Disorders

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have found that people who suffer from chronic stress may experience long-term changes in their brain that makes them more prone to mood disorders and anxiety. Associate professor of integrative biology Daniela Kaufer and a team of researchers have studied the hippocampus, which is the area of the

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Traumatic Life Events Are the Biggest Cause of Anxiety and Depression

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

More than two thirds of all adults will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. It’s an event like this that may lead many to experience anxiety and depression. In fact, an October 2013 study found that traumatic life events were the biggest determinant, beating out family history of mental health, income, education,

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Research: The Brain Perceives Social Rejection as Physical Pain

Jan 14th, 2014 | By

The fear of social rejection is a driving force in many people’s lives. It explains why people are afraid of speaking in public, can be an underlying cause for mental illness such as social anxiety, and is the reason why many people prefer to keep to themselves. Social pain is a term that many psychologists

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Your Dark Side: Own It or It Owns You

Nov 12th, 2013 | By

Do you have feelings that you hate? Do you do things you hate? Is there a part of yourself that you wish you could kill? Welcome to the dark side of your psyche. It’s for real…and it lurks beneath the surface of your conscious awareness, just outside of your control. Your dark side cares nothing

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12 Surprising Facts about Eating Disorders that you Should Know

Nov 7th, 2013 | By

By Jennifer Bundrant From an early age we are fed the idea of the “perfect” body image. Some of us don’t even realize this because it’s everywhere – TV shows, movies, magazines, commercials. These idealistic images become an everyday part of life. For some of us it has no real effect. We go about our

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Vitamin D Clue? Mental Health Queries Drop During Summer

Oct 17th, 2013 | By

Google searches for mental health related issues drop dramatically during summer months. This is according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. John W. Ayers, PhD of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University explains, “The Internet is a game changer. By passively monitoring how individuals search

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